Ripple Effect Film Project Returns for 2019
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submissions now due February 1, 2019.
We are pleased to announce the deadline for film submissions has been extended one week to February 1, 2019.
Due to popular demand, the Water Conservation Office is again hosting the Ripple Effect Film Project.
The film contest is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience who reside, work, go to school, or otherwise have a connection to Athens, GA. Finalist films will be showcased at the Blue Carpet Premiere in Athens, Georgia in Spring 2019.
In support of the EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week, March 18-24, 2019, film entries should focus on one of the following suggested topics:
Fix a Leak
Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. To prevent this water loss, the EPA's WaterSense encourages people to find and repair leaks during Fix a Leak Week, with the next set for March 18-24, 2019.
Be a leak detective and find those leaks
Demonstrate how to check for leaks
Show how to repair a simple leak
Chase down a running toilet
EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week
ACC Water Conservation Office
Detect and Chase Down Leaks
Water Use it Wisely
Fix a Leak Week Family Fact Sheet
A car leaking oil, transmission fluid, or antifreeze is not only trouble for your car, but our water quality, too. The fluid drips onto the street or parking lot and can be washed away into our water sources by stormwater runoff.
Illustrate how to determine if you have a car leak
Explain how the fluid gets into our waterways
Get mechanical and fix that leak
Show the types of fluids that may leak from a car
When Your Car's Leaking Oil on the Street...
Don't Drip & Drive
My Car is Leaking Fluid: Six Liquids that May Drip from a Car
Auto Fluids Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
Litter has a nasty way of getting into our water. Sometimes trash finds its way into water intentionally, such as when it is thrown directly into the water. Other times it occurs unintentionally, such as when carelessly discarded trash is carried by wind or stormwater runoff. Either way, we need to do what we can to put trash in its place.
Focus on one type of common litter found in water
Share tips on how to prevent litter
Conduct a "
Make a PSA for Rivers Alive
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Rivers Alive Athens
NOAA Marine Debris Program
EPA's Trash-Free Waters
Litter Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
The Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program makes it easy for you to use less water. Using third-party testing, products using 20% less water than the traditional counterpart and perform as well or better earn the coveted WaterSense label. Look for the logo and install these items when replacing/updating fixtures or installing outdoor watering systems.
Show what the WaterSense label looks like
Illustrate the benefits of using WaterSense products
Use a WaterSense statistic or fact as a spark for a film idea
Make a PSA for a WaterSense promotion
WaterSense Statistics and Facts
Funding for WaterSource
Shower Better Month
Sprinkler Spruce Up
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Ripple Effect Film Project
See the winning films, including "Down To The Plastic Ocean", which takes you on a magical lyrical journey that follows a plastic toy scuba diver from a storm water drain in Athens, Georgia through the streams and rivers to the edge of the coast. This short film, created by Athens own Dan Aguar, won Audience Choice and Most Original.